A Textbook on Laboratory and Clinical Transfusion Medicine. Volume 1: Organization and Management


Nabajyoti Choudhury (Editor)
Additional Director and H.O.D., Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Haryana, India

Zarin Soli Bharucha (Editor)
Transfusion Medicine Consultant, Mumbai, India

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED014000

There have been very rapid advances in scientific, technical, clinical, and administrative areas of transfusion medicine since the beginning of this millennium, which need to be propagated among the workers in the field. This book is a vital tool for managerial, technical, and clinical staff in understanding the specific issues in the subject, which provide information regarding the particular aspects in the three volumes of the book. This publication was intended to provide a helpful resource to many workers in the technical and clinical fields as well as trainees and academia in the subject of transfusion medicine. The authors from developed and developing countries have contributed their knowledge in current technology, clinical support, and managerial issues. Editors have applied special attention to select authors who have practical experience on working the ground level of their specialties, especially in developing countries. A total of eighty authors across the globe have contributed fifty chapters in this three-volume textbook.

Translating scientific advances to the patient creates an exciting environment for training. The textbooks in transfusion medicine are expensive for students and workers from developing countries. To achieve cost efficiency, this book is divided into three volumes: Organization and Management, Basics of Blood Bank Practices, and Good Clinical Transfusion Practices. It is thus possible to procure/buy the volume required for a specific purpose from an interested person, either from transfusion medicine or from allied specialties. The chapters in all three volumes are concise and thorough in regards to the subject for the administrative, laboratory, and clinical practices. The editors and authors have endeavored much to provide practical and instructive chapters from which readers will be able to find useful and detailed information on the subject. The editors have taken care to incorporate the necessary topics by inviting authors experienced in those subjects to write chapters providing up-to-date information. Due care is taken in editing those chapters by the editors and their associates besides the language editor. All three volumes are easily readable and full of stimulating and enlightening informative material described by these experienced authors.

This book will provide a helpful resource for supporting and improving technical skills of all those who work in the field of transfusion medicine. It will keep them abreast with latest developments for the management of transfusion medicine departments and laboratories as well as assuring quality, reliability, and safety in their workplaces. This compilation will serve as a textbook for graduate and post-graduate students in transfusion medicine, hematology (and transplantations), laboratory technology, biotechnology, clinical nursing, anesthesiology, internist, and management students in healthcare services. This textbook will also serve as a reference book for practitioners from the above specialties. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Tranfusion Medicine: Past, Present, and Future in Developing Countries
Graeme Woodfield (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 2. Establishing a Blood Transfusion Service
Cees Th. Smit Sibinga (EmProfessor of International Development of Transfusion Medicine (IDTM), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 3. Regulations in Transfusion Medicine
Surinder Singh, Sudha V. Gopinath, Akanksha Bisht, S. Manivannan (National Institute of Biologicals, Noida, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Good Manufacturing Practices in Transfusion Medicine
Cees Th. Smit Sibinga (EmProfessor of International Development of Transfusion Medicine (IDTM), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 5. Continual Performance Improvement
Bhupendra Kumar Rana (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), Quality Council of India (QCI), New Delhi, India)

Chapter 6. Blood Inventory Management
Champa Manchanayake, Kalinga Perera (SEBTS Clinical Services, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 7. Procurement and Stock Control
Ananda Gunasekara, Baddegama Wimalawansa Mawatha (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Chapter 8. Personnel Management at Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
N. Nuri Solaz (Blood Banking and Transfusion Science Expert Executive Board Member, Turkish Blood Foundation Dodurga Mah.Susam, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 9. Economic Efficiency of Blood Services
E. Sanei Moghadam, M. E. Khayami, M. TabriziNamini (Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 10. Equipment Management in BTS
Kumudu Sri Kuruppu (Quality Management, National Blood Centre, National Blood Transfusion Service, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Chapter 11. Laboratory Facilities and Safety
Gagandeep Kaur (Department of Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 12. Plasma Fractionation: Manufacturing of Plasma-Derived Medicines and its Therapeutic Potential
Ranjeet S. Ajmani, Falak Shah and Nadaf Zakir Allisaheb (PlasmaGen. Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Chamarajpet, Bangalore, Karnataka, India)

Chapter 13. Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Past, Present, and Future
Claudio Darío Dufour (Department of Oncology & Hematology, Navy Hospital Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 14. Haemovigilance
Jean-Claude Faber (Biological Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Luxembourg)

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